Game Theory: The Murky History of Minecraft's Underwater Gods

  • Published on Dec 2, 2019
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    The world of Minecraft is vast and pretty well explored... except for one place. You see, we've covered a LOT of Minecraft on this channel, and in doing research for all of that I've noticed that one place remains mostly undiscovered - or at least un-theorized! The underwater biome of Minecraft is FULL of weird creatures and tons of interesting lore, if you know where to look. Spoiler alert, I do! Today we are diving into old Gods, ancient ruins, and more! Get your scuba gear ready, Theorists!
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    Writers: Matthew Patrick
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Comments • 17 264

  • Tommy Nguyen
    Tommy Nguyen 11 hours ago

    Do game theory on temple run

  • Taaiko YT
    Taaiko YT 11 hours ago

    its funny cuz my birthday is on the 23rd

  • Dibies - Covers and More

    Seeing the research you did on Islam and Muslim beliefs made me extremely happy, seeing an objective view on it is so refreshing considering how Muslims and Islam as a faith are ridiculed and seen through the eyes of misinterpreted/biased views

  • Kyle Ian Agripa
    Kyle Ian Agripa 12 hours ago

    The kabba i know that
    Thats the people trying to sue RU-clip

  • Desmond Bates
    Desmond Bates 12 hours ago

    This will get lost in the comments but a number I have noticed more and more since I've started thinking about is 479 idk why but it's a number I've seen a lot nothing great about it just the fact I've seen it pop up a lot

  • giomd
    giomd 12 hours ago

    9:20 since Piglins love gold, I think it would be cool of they were hiding it from them in those monuments instead

  • Birdy
    Birdy 12 hours ago

    I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who noticed this about the Guardians.

  • saucymayonnaise
    saucymayonnaise 12 hours ago

    great intro

  • SocialWorm
    SocialWorm 13 hours ago

    I was just sitting here thinking "huh, I don't have 23 all that much in my life," and then I remembered.... Every year, I must acknowledge mortality ever creeping toward me... on July the 23rd... WELP

    BANDIT HIMSELF 13 hours ago

    Cyber truck is everywhere

  • Spider-Man Biting a fat ass Onion ring

    Everyone else in the past ten years:”cant prove theory”
    Matpat:all most there

  • Matt Capiral
    Matt Capiral 13 hours ago

    In a more simplified explanation, basically, guardians are mechanical beasts made to protect/guard an "ancient" building which holds a sacred treasure.

  • Jeffrey Winquist
    Jeffrey Winquist 13 hours ago

    What if it was built by the ancient builder race like you discussed before but as they were retreating some of the people refused to leave the holy site and drown

  • Rev Lemmon
    Rev Lemmon 14 hours ago

    Missed a great rhyme opportunity MatPat . Should have been mechanical instead of machine.

  • Glitchy Penny
    Glitchy Penny 14 hours ago

    I’m a buy this theory stuff

  • Luna
    Luna 14 hours ago

    I really would like to see MatPat find out the origins of the totem of undying, it's really a mystery on what's behind it?

  • gothfoxgirl
    gothfoxgirl 15 hours ago

    *waiting patiently for the Theorist long socks to come back into stock*

  • MLGPRO806
    MLGPRO806 15 hours ago

    10:13 *O B A M A P Y R A M I D*

  • Logan Liwe
    Logan Liwe 15 hours ago +1

    You should really make a Spotify podcast

  • quinn hasse
    quinn hasse 15 hours ago

    Screw coppa

  • Pixel 1003
    Pixel 1003 16 hours ago

    You put them back n the thumbnail and in the beginning intro of the video but you are gonna talk about The Drowns in the next video.

  • Ninjacuber Link
    Ninjacuber Link 16 hours ago

    I thought the gold was to craft an enchanted apple before fighting the elder guardian

  • Derp Cade
    Derp Cade 16 hours ago

    The drowned actually are zombies that drowned in the ocean. You can create drowned by pushing a zombie into water deep enough to drown it.

  • Letty Lopez
    Letty Lopez 16 hours ago

    6:14 if you drop a cow it drops you like cow flesh

  • The Soviet Doggo
    The Soviet Doggo 16 hours ago

    Plot twist: guardians are actually command bloxks

  • revali rat
    revali rat 17 hours ago

    it’s confirmed minecraft predicted zelda’s guardians from breath of the wild

  • bicthboi
    bicthboi 17 hours ago

    tl;dr- Islamic fish

    • huttio srreu
      huttio srreu 16 hours ago

      So your telling me minecraft supports Iraq’s ideas of god, we’ll that’s fine i don’t really care

  • Hi Im DorB
    Hi Im DorB 17 hours ago

    Mat pat: there has to be some meaning behind the 23 pillars...
    Notch: nah I just like the number 23

    • huttio srreu
      huttio srreu 16 hours ago

      Im pretty sure the official strangers Minecraft skin pack reinforces this. There is something I believe called a prismarine zealot, and it looks similar to a guardian.

  • Super SpaaceSyrup
    Super SpaaceSyrup 17 hours ago

    at the end you should just start saying that just a cannon MY HEAD CANNON

  • Eliezer Roque Cisneros
    Eliezer Roque Cisneros 17 hours ago

    I doubt my comment on the previous two part video had anything to do with it, but I wan't to be consistent in my criticisms/feedback
    I really enjoyed this video and its pacing. the two parter was disclaimed early on. It felt like this video was mostly about the theory this time, and i really liked that. Also the end of the video gave me answers to questions i had at the beginning but by the end, Matpat brought up new questions i'm looking forward to seeing in the next part. I really apreciated that. It was more satisfying than most of the other two parters i've watched on the channel so far. Another example of, what i think, is a good and satisfying two part-er: Rosalina's origin and Peach is dead episodes were really well done. Also thanks to Team Theorist for all of your hard work beyond the videos in things like advocating for the gaming community and fighting cancer. you guys are awesome,
    with love,
    Eli, a fellow theorist.

  • Oliver Bozin
    Oliver Bozin 17 hours ago

    Imagine learning history when watching a Minecraft video

  • SameerSlash
    SameerSlash 18 hours ago

    My class last year worked on raising money for St. Judes, dunno how much we donated, but we got a pizza party.
    Bring us some pizza mah boy. 😉

  • Dman009
    Dman009 18 hours ago

    Wait, a one-eyed robot that fires lasers from its eye and is called a guardian?
    _Where have I seen that before?_

  • girlygamer922
    girlygamer922 18 hours ago

    MatPat: There are gods in Minecraft
    Atheists: 😱 LIES
    Matpat: but it's cannon to the plot.
    P.s. (I have no hate for atheists this is just a joke I can already feel the fate comments starting 😂)

  • チロ
    チロ 18 hours ago

    Any number can be done like that though. 12, 7, 18, 4 come to mind. I personally have a love for the number 3.

  • Isaac Yeon
    Isaac Yeon 18 hours ago

    0:42 That was my word that I had to study for in high school. Had to look for meaning, prefixes and suffixes

  • Gresso
    Gresso 18 hours ago

    Mojang: Oh no. Matpat is figuring out our lore! What do we do?
    Scott Cawthon: Release another game, and make sure the lore is pretty hard to find😈

  • Jake d snake
    Jake d snake 18 hours ago +1

    Who made the woodland mansion

  • Graysage
    Graysage 18 hours ago

    COPPA - Delaying the start of your Game Theory since 2019

  • Flam
    Flam 18 hours ago

    Hey do a theory of terraria

  • forgivengamer 83
    forgivengamer 83 18 hours ago

    I hade the show will and grace paused then I started to watch this video and when mayors started talking about the number 23 I looked up I was paused at 2:23. My mind is blown

  • Night 64
    Night 64 18 hours ago +1

    Im pretty sure the official strangers Minecraft skin pack reinforces this. There is something I believe called a prismarine zealot, and it looks similar to a guardian.

  • Arlyn Franklin
    Arlyn Franklin 19 hours ago

    So your telling me minecraft supports Iraq’s ideas of god, we’ll that’s fine i don’t really care

  • pineapple sisters pineapple kiwi

    U wish I could get the theory wear. But I'm only 11... 😩

  • gachalife noob
    gachalife noob 20 hours ago

    how can it even eat fish if it doesnt even have a mouth???!?!?!?!?!?!!!?!?

  • MababaLow YT
    MababaLow YT 20 hours ago

    oh the orange spikes, when it flaps around on land its spikes goes inside out of its body!

  • Summaya Adam
    Summaya Adam 20 hours ago

    Game theory:talking about Islam and muslims
    Me: I get everything he is talking about because I am a Muslim
    I actually am a Muslim

  • Our #1 Pewdiepie
    Our #1 Pewdiepie 20 hours ago

    I don't know if you know this but guardians attack squids

  • Toasted Peanuts
    Toasted Peanuts 20 hours ago

    10:13 that’s the only religious structure I can see.

  • Bathtub
    Bathtub 20 hours ago +1

    I just finished watching a play through of little misfortune. And I don’t think I’ve seen a theory on it yet, we should tell Matpat to do one.
    The universe of misfortune is in the same universe as Fran bow and there’s so much I feel he could explain!
    Like this so matpat can see it, let’s get a little misfortune theory!

  • TriLectricGaming
    TriLectricGaming 20 hours ago

    i wasn't expecting my religion to be explained in a youtube video

  • Caroline Raccoon
    Caroline Raccoon 20 hours ago

    “If you drop a cow it drops you cow flesh”

  • dkejujeieiieisjd sisjdj

    The end got me salty

  • ARandomBirb
    ARandomBirb 20 hours ago

    My numbers that I think are powerful or special are: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 29, 32...

  • Sydney Pauling
    Sydney Pauling 20 hours ago

    Well if the monument was originally on land why would the guardians swim/ move like fish?

  • Quarter Brownder
    Quarter Brownder 20 hours ago

    Based and allah pilled

  • DR_Jack Rage
    DR_Jack Rage 20 hours ago

    kaaba is not a house of god

  • dashmaster boss
    dashmaster boss 21 hour ago

    matpat: makes a video about how coppa is gonna eradicate anything child friendly
    also matpat: immediately makes another minecraft video

  • Jurassic Lightning
    Jurassic Lightning 21 hour ago

    When I was watching this my iPad was 23 percent battery

  • Cupid Hosh
    Cupid Hosh 21 hour ago

    *realizes I don't have notifications on and realizes it's time for me to binge watch all the videos I missed because I forgot to press a bell*